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Hotel San Bada

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Daily local cuisine breakfast for a fee

Overview of Hotel San Bada

Hotel San Bada

3.5 star property
Family-friendly hotel with 3 outdoor pools, near Manuel Antonio National Park
8.4 out of 10 Very good
8.4/10 Very good

394 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
Near Manuel Antonio Natl Park entrance, Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas, 506
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Beach towels
  • Children's pool
  • Pool bar
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Manuel Antonio National Park - 1 min walk
  • Manuel Antonio Beach - 18 min walk
  • Biesanz Beach - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Quepos (XQP) - 20 min drive
  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 165 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • El Avión Restaurant - 4 min drive
  • Restaurante Marlin - 5 min walk
  • Cafe de Altura Montana - 15 min walk
  • Restaurante Cerdo Feliz - 7 min drive
  • Falafel Bar - 6 min drive

About this property

Hotel San Bada

Placing you 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Manuel Antonio National Park and 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Manuel Antonio Beach, Hotel San Bada offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for CRC 100650 per vehicle. Guests can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, facials, or body scrubs, and Congo serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights include 3 outdoor pools, a rooftop terrace, and a poolside bar. The pool and helpful staff get great marks from fellow travelers.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 67 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - 6 AM
  • Express check-in available
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 2 children (10 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free secured, uncovered onsite self parking
  • Free secured, uncovered onsite valet parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Local cuisine breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Children's pool
  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • Horse riding/rentals
  • Scooter/moped rentals
  • Shopping
  • Beach nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Conference center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Beach towels
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2010
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Full-service spa
  • Sauna
  • Banquet hall


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Low-height counter/sink
  • Grab bar near toilet

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Sana Spa. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and facials. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is open daily.


Congo - This fine-dining restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Local cuisine breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately CRC 7500–12000 for adults, and CRC 7500–12000 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of CRC 100650 per vehicle (one-way)

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 15 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or fitness facility without adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.
A fee for a mandatory Christmas Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on December 24.

Also known as

Bada Hotel
Hotel San Bada
Hotel San Bada Manuel Antonio
San Bada
San Bada Hotel
San Bada Manuel Antonio
Hotel San Bada Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park
Hotel San Bada Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio
Hotel San Bada Hotel
Hotel San Bada Manuel Antonio
Hotel San Bada Hotel Manuel Antonio

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel San Bada offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel San Bada does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel San Bada?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Hotel San Bada?
Yes, there are 3 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Hotel San Bada?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel San Bada?
Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Hotel San Bada?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is CRC 100650 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel San Bada?
You can check in from 3 PM - 6 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Hotel San Bada and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as horseback riding. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 3 outdoor swimming pools. Hotel San Bada also has a 24-hour fitness center and a sauna, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel San Bada?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Congo.
Does Hotel San Bada have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony.
What's the area around Hotel San Bada like?
Hotel San Bada is a short 1-minute walk from Manuel Antonio National Park and 18 minutes' walk from Manuel Antonio Beach. Travelers love the hotel's prime location.



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10/10 Exceptional

Shannon, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

San Bada is a great location for the National Park, beach, and a few restaurants. Breakfast was good. Rooms are spacious and clean. Unfortunately the view towards the ocean from all rooms, is looking at a group of run down buildings. Very disappointed that our view was of the rundown buildings with a small glimpse of the ocean.
James, 3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Very nice resort and the area was perfect. 5 minute walk to the beach and the hotel is also right next to National Park. Very friendly staff and quick service. Would definitely go again.
Claudia Vanessa, 5-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Felt a bit like disney land. Way too many people entering the park at the entrance to the hotel
GARY, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Loved it
Dayna, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Jason, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Close to the ocean Pool/hot tub wasn’t ever cleaned in 7 days we stayed Not really worth the price
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

San Bada hotel was the worst experience my family have ever had with hotels. We have reserved and paid in advanced two rooms for 3 nights for my family vacation and were charged $335 per room per night. We have expected a reasonable hotel for this price but we were EXTREMLY disappointed. We have found a run down old hotel. The rooms smell terrible and are full of bugs. The sheets are not clean and the pillows are smelly. The staff are tired and really do not care. After the first night we went for breakfast and found the place dirty and full of flies. We really could not eat there. We approached the manager and explained our huge disappointment of the hotel. We asked to leave and asked for refunds for the two nights left (that we have paid in advance). The manager was rude and refused to refund anything. To save our family vacation, we had to make new reservation in another hotel and left San Bada hotel. It left us with a terrible taste for our vacation. The San Bada hotel charges high price for very poor return. The exuberant price for this terrible hotel, in my opinion is NOT justified.
Haim, 3-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Stayed hear 1 night. Steps from the park. Was not very full so that was nice. Not sure what the experience would be like if the property were full. AC worked well. Pools and bars were nice. Breakfast was very good and included. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Luis, our tour guide for the park, was excellent. I would highly recommend a guide. They are able to find the animals much easier and they use your phone with their spotting scopes to get excellent pictures. It was $51 USD per person but that does include your admission to the park. Pura Vida!
Justin, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We loved our stay at the San Bada! It’s a great location directly next to Manuel Antonio park. Very convenient walking distance to the beach and a few restaurants. The staff was very helpful, even tracking us down in the hotel restaurant after we checked out and left something in our room. The rooms were clean and we saw lots of wild life, especially monkeys right outside our door several times!
Teresa, 4-night family trip
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